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This is plastering work at the journeyman level.

Work involves responsibility for performing skilled plastering work in accordance with standard trade practices. Assignments are usually received orally, but may be written and accompanied by sketches or blue prints. Work is performed independently and is subject to review for the quality of final results and the speed of completion.


Performs lath work necessary to patch holes in walls and ceilings.

Mixes and matches plaster and stucco.

Plasters newly constructed buildings, walls, and ceilings on metal and wood lath, tile, and brick, using two and three coat techniques.

Patches old plaster, removes loose plaster, cuts out cracks, and applies new plaster.

Completes plaster work with trowel or sand finishers.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school and some experience as a journeyman plasterer; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials, methods, and equipment of the plastering trade.

Considerable knowledge of the hazards and precautionary measures of the trade.

Ability to assist in making estimates of time and materials cost.

Ability to understand and transmit oral and written instructions.

Ability to work from ladders, scaffolds, or from other difficult positions.

Skill in the use of the tools and materials of the plastering trade.



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